We need decentralized networks where the only one that can take down anything is the original creator of the post. Actually we need that in about every single system that accepts user generated content.
No it isn't unless you make efforts to present it as the real thing. Then it's a crime. I have a bunch of copied, enlarged one dollar bills I sometimes use to joke around. I've seen plenty of advertisements where the ad itself is a copy of some bill with the advert.
The copying isn't the issue - it's what is GAINED by copying - the value of a license without recompense to the artist (or those who hold the rights). it is the "something for nothing" thing that is key.
Nothing is gained nor lost from the file sharing process. Unless you consider the free advertising for the artist. Then it's a gain for everybody.
No, the VCR didn't kill hollywood - but then again, copies of copies of videotapes were useless, and every copy was made pretty much real time.
It didn't kill regardless of all the MAFIAA hysteria. And over a decade of file sharing is very, very far from killing them. But file sharing did empower the small artist simultaneously increasing the pie size and at the same time taking some from the MAFIAA. And that's what they afe whining about.
No matter how much you twist it, file sharing does not do any harm to the creators. Unless they are trying to cash in with shitty stuff, then it is a real threat.
No! The Government is for the people, the laws too! Losing the Givabit connection is ok, no American needs more than 3 megabits. It also helps decreasing the mind-melting habit of surfing porn. Rejoice America, the Govt is saving you!
Copyright, specially in literary works, is thus not an inevitable, divine, or natural right that confers on authors the absolute ownership of their creations. It is designed rather to stimulate activity and progress in the arts for the intellectual enrichment of the public. Copyright is intended to increase and not to impede the harvest of knowledge. It is intended to motivate the creative activity of authors and inventors in order to benefit the public.
Still, what is being said here is exactly what the US Constitution says about the possibility of the Congress enacting such laws. And it's exactly what it doesn't do. Except if the one asked benefits from copyright. Then it's a right bestowed by God that's surely enabling and promoting progress and arts. And that before copyright we were all dumb apes that could do nothing.
It seems the FBI is slowly becoming the law and nobody seems to be willing to do their job and push back. So why not fire all judges and legislators for good measure? At least it would save a whole lot of money.
I was finishing my school cycle at the time, preparing to get to college and I had much simpler perceptions and opinions. For me it was just another day, another thing blowing up somewhere in the world but with more media coverage. Sad yes, with human lives interrupted suddenly and everything these terrorist attacks and wars cause. But yes, just another attack in a world that was slowly turning towards extremist behavior.
I still think it was just another attack with excessive media coverage. I agree with those that say the West brought it upon themselves along with what came afterwards and ISIS nowadays. And by the West I mean the Governments and their international relations. The people, Americans or not, are just the victims of the hideous system that operates in the aristocracy portion of said population. Puppets if you wish. You just need to dig a little to see how the West fed the cells that would later become Al Qaeda, ISIS through the many, many wars where the rich got richer and the people everywhere got screwed. The only thing everybody is consistently guilty of is the pre-conceptions, the prejudice, the extremism, the fundamentalism. And the West is as guilty as the terrorists of that.
It's a sad wheel of disgrace that feeds itself and turns faster and faster until great catastrophes erupt from it. Last time it was World War II.
Part of me thinks they smelled trouble in the lawsuit when opposition started getting too much public attention and real heavyweights in the industry that usually fight with Apple got together to defend it...
Eh. Nope. Even the copymorons seem to be confused and we have pretty recent examples.
But the ISPs and the people could get clever: we will do so if there is a central copyright registry that lists each and every legit content and provide clear fair use guidelines because there is no way we can evaluate the copyright status of any unencrypted data flow as things are now.
Of course, encrypted connections, tunnels, proxies may render any password pretty useless. And regular pirates already use them anyway.